Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has reiterated the party’s call for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign as the first citizen of the country with immediate effect.
Malema addressed the media at the party’s headquarters in Marshalltown, Johannesburg, on Monday.
The leader of the Red Berets says the government has no solution to resolving the country’s worsening energy crisis.
“Our country is collapsing and a grid collapse will lead to the disruption of water supply, network connectivity, high levels of crime and looting.
Ramaphosa must therefore step down with immediate effect to avoid massive insurrection and chaos which will occur when there is a total grid collapse,” said Malema.
The EFF leader says the most immediate solution to the crisis of electricity in South Africa is to plug the floating power stations into the grid.
“We know for a fact that the reason Karpowership is not plugged into the grid despite being approved and despite the environmental concerns.”
Malema added that the sub-continental medium to short-term solution will be to purchase the electricity surpluses from the neighbouring countries, particularly Mozambique.
The country is currently alternating between stages 4 and 6 load shedding until further notice.
“There are additionally capable South Africans who can bring stability to ESKOM, but they are being unfairly and irrationally persecuted in the name of so-called State capture,” said Malema.
CIC Julius Malema Addresses EFF Press Conference. https://t.co/rGzDDOrg90
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Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza